Did you see it?
Several hundred people converging on a ten foot square area to grab at a box that might have a prize ticket inside.
You can imagine that this *could* get ugly, and we heavily relied on the good nature of the guests to keep it clean. For the most part they did, but there was quite a mob scene and some jostling that I'd prefer to avoid should we attempt a fun "every man, woman and child for themselves" event this year.
You're voting to keep an "every man, woman and child for themselves" event as part of CGE, but more importantly, I'd like to hear your ideas for how YOU would conduct this kind of free-for-all with no risk of injury. I have given some thought to having a sort of "wall" where the goodies are thrown out "E3-style" to the crowd, or even shoved in piles OVER the wall in a 360-degree outward circle, but I think all the latter idea does is make the convergent area a little bigger.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.